speech and language teaching concepts for Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/w/ initial
/j/ initial (job)
/b/ final
/d/ initial
/z/ final

Themes:

community helpers

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

By Kathryn Heling

Teach your little one about different career options with this illustrated guess-and-reveal book—perfect for reading aloud with preschool-age children and up. Who wears what to work? The clues in each lively verse can be spotted hanging from the clotheslines. A mail carrier’s uniform, the artist’s brushes, and the chef’s apron all hang from the clothesline. Then turn the page to learn which professionals wear and use the special gear in the jobs they do. Clever illustrations show the workers helping one another, and in the end, everyone joins together for a celebration that is out of this world. 

This fun community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to address inferencing. It is also great for object function, subject pronouns and for describing what each person does! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
illustration study​
inferencing​
pronouns (subject)
verbs (present tense)
object function
who questions
what questions
phonological awareness​

Vocabulary:

mail carrier, farmer, chef, artist, carpenter, fire fighter, astronaut

Grammar:

pronouns (subject)
verbs (present tense)
object function
who questions
what questions

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

What job do you think they do? How do you know?

If you are interested in seeing other community helpers books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.